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10 Best Things To Do In Aberdeen, Scotland – Hand Luggage Only

Best Things To Do In Aberdeen Scotland King's College Chapel Entrance

Nestled on the northeast shores of Scotland, Aberdeen is a pretty historic city to visit. Not only that, it’s got a cosy, but lively city centre that’s great for a day trip. There are heaps of the best things to do in Aberdeen dotted all across the city, so an overnight stay might be best. 

Now, in lots of ways, Aberdeen acts as a gateway or feeder city. What I mean by this is that lots of visitors either arrive by train, or plane, in Aberdeen to explore more of Scotland. This is especially true with the likes of; Cairngorms National Park, Balmoral and the beautiful Dunnottar Castle that’s just down the coast. 

So, to help you get the most out of your visit to Aberdeen, I’m sharing my top places you really can’t miss. Have the most amazing time visiting Scotland. 

1.) University Buildings 

One of the things I love most about Aberdeen is its university buildings. They are gorgeous. 

Once you’ve arrived in Aberdeen, be sure to see Marischal College on Broad Street.

Best Things To Do In Aberdeen Scotland Marischal College

Now, it’s no longer run as a university building, but the building dates back to the 1800s and is well worth seeing. In fact, it’s one of the largest granite buildings in the whole world.

Best Things To Do In Aberdeen Scotland Marischal College Entrance

Best of all, it’s perched not too far away from Provost Skene’s House. This is a lovely museum to visit to learn more about Aberdeen as a city and its influences.

You’ll likely spend around 40 minutes inside and it’s well worth taking a gander if you’re interested in Aberdeen’s history. 

Best Things To Do In Aberdeen Scotland Marischal College

Afterwards, head on over to King’s College which is right next to King’s Lawn. Like Marischal College, you can’t go inside (unless you’re a student) but it’s totally lovely to spot as you stroll through Aberdeen. 

Best Things To Do In Aberdeen Scotland King's College Chapel

Fancy visiting Loch Ness whilst you’re in Aberdeen? Then book this Loch Ness day tour that will pick you up from Aberdeen and take you right across the Highlands.

It’s a way to see the unspoilt beauty of Scotland, and maybe spot the Loch Ness Monster! 

2.) Duthie Park

Best Things To Do In Aberdeen Scotland Duthie Park

If you’re visiting in summer, then make sure to spend a little time in some of Aberdeen’s beautiful parks. For a relatively small city, Aberdeen has heaps of parks and gardens dotted all across the city. 

Now, one of my favourites is Duthie Park, especially for the David Welch Winter Gardens. It’s lovely to stroll around, especially to see the cacti and tropical plants that would normally not grow in Scotland. 

3.) His Majesty’s Theatre

Best Things To Do In Aberdeen Scotland His Majesty Theatre Rosemount Viaduct

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